The Reveal Reporting Network supports small and local newsrooms with free investigative resources and building blocks for strong local investigations.
About the Network
Reveal tells big, ambitious investigative stories for a national audience. Our reporters often get great tips, documents and data. But a lot of them ended up on the cutting room floor.
Enter the Reveal Reporting Network.
Since 2018, we’ve put those leads where they belong: in the hands of journalists who know their communities best. Our user-friendly data, story leads and training have assisted the nearly 1,400 journalists in the network in producing meaningful investigative work.
How to Join
There’s no application or pitch to write. All journalists following our ethics and partner requirements are welcome to anything we’ve got to share.
Just sign up and you’re in. We’ll keep you informed about data releases, upcoming training and collaboration opportunities.
Check out our partner requirements here.
Using New Federal Diversity Data
🗓️ Tuesday, May 9, 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT
This month, the government released the largest trove of corporate diversity information ever made public after a yearslong legal battle by Reveal. We now have details on the diversity of staff, executive and lower-level, of more than 19,000 companies who’ve held contracts with the federal government.
With our partners at USA TODAY, we’ll show you how to make the most of this data to cover the companies your audiences deserve to know about. Join Jayme Fraser, Jessica Guynn and Will Evans to walk through what’s newly available, understand the caveats and brainstorm story angles.
Use Our Code to Hold Your Legislators Accountable
At this training, data journalist Melissa Lewis walked through retrieving, collating and analyzing structured state and federal data with a free LegiScan account. Use this training to examine the history of a specific bill, analyze legislative action on a specific issue over a decade’s time or simply create an organized system for tracking the next session.
Watch a recording of this training.
How to Use LegiScan to Cover Democracy
LegiScan is a free, nonpartisan tool to read and monitor bills proposed in state legislatures across the country – which is exactly where so much of the democracy-altering change is happening right now. We used it to build a one-of-a-kind database, and show you how to do the same.
Watch a recording of this training.
Past Reporting Network Projects
When Reveal senior reporter and producer Will Evans discovered a method for reporting on secret Amazon injury numbers, more than a dozen newsrooms joined us in covering the high injury rates at their local warehouses.
In 2018, Reveal partnered with ProPublica and Newsy to explore how dozens of law enforcement agencies were making it appear as though they solved a significant share of their rape cases when they simply closed them. We shared our data from 70,000 rape cases, and five newsrooms used it to launch significant investigations into their local police departments.
And after our All Work, No Pay investigation exposed work camps masquerading as rehabs, tips came pouring in from programs across the country. We shared them with the network and spurred numerous stories that informed families about the reality of local rehab programs.
We are proud to partner with journalists across the country to collectively expand the impact of our work. Read more about the network’s history here.
Pitch Your Work to Reveal
Many Reporting Network partners have contributed segments to Reveal, our Peabody Award-winning weekly podcast and radio show. Occasionally, we’ll plan shows around stories from the network – and we’re always interested in hearing about other investigations that could make great radio.